"Hip Replacement - will it ever be done?"
About: Colchester General Hospital Colchester General Hospital Colchester CO4 5JL
74 yr old mother-in-law saw consultant in early June regarding hip replacement surgery. 18 weeks from initial referral was end of September. We finally got an appointment for a pre-Op assessment for 22nd October (approx. 21 weeks from initial referral). This has now been cancelled because the consultant will be on holiday (the cancellation came a week after the appointment was confirmed!) and pre-Op rebooked for the middle of November (so approx. 25 weeks). We are beginning to think that maybe we should have asked for the referral to go to Broomfield instead. I can't really give any ratings for staff or facilities as we're still waiting.